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HBA Awards Kelly Choi Positively Beautiful Award


NEW YORK—National and Emmy Award winning TV personality, food journalist and former model, Kelly Choi will receive the 3rd Annual HBA Positively Beautiful Award from HBA Global Expo for her active support of Angelwish and Citymeals-on-Wheels and their missions to help chronically ill children and homebound elderly.

“I’m excited to have such successful relationships with these amazing organizations in order to help educate the new generation on important issues that hit home for me," said Choi.

 The Positively Beautiful Award was established by HBA Global to annually recognize a celebrity who uses their name and talents to further a cause that champions inner beauty and self-esteem building.   The Award Presentation will be part of the events Keynote and Kick-off Presentation on Tuesday, June 28starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Special Events Hall at the Javits Center in New York. 

“We are extremely proud to present Choi with the HBA Positively Beautiful Award. Her philanthropic works with these two worthy organizations are examples of true beauty that transcends the physical," said Jill Birkett, brand director, Beauty & Wellness.       

Born in Seoul, Korea, Kelly Choi is a former model, and won the Elite Modeling Agency’s “Look of the Year" contest.  She began her television work as a VJ for MTV Korea, as well as an entertainment reporter on the TV Guide Channel. Currently she is the creator, producer and host of New York’s premier restaurant shows, “EAT OUT New York," and “Very Appetizing With Kelly Choi."  In addition to her work with Angelwish and Citymeals-on-Wheels, Ms. Choi also supports and hosts charity events for diabetes research, New York Cares, and Animal Care and Control in New York.  She has a Masters of Science from Columbia University in New York.      

Prior to the Positively Beautiful Award presentation to Choi, Daniel Brestle, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Personal Care Products Council, will deliver a keynote address, followed by a sneak preview presentation by Mike Indursky, president of Bliss World to kick-off the HBA Global Expo & Conference.  The entire program in the Special Events Hall is open to all attendees of the event. 

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